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Vegan Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot Chocolate, Raw Chocolate Powder Superfood with Cinnamon

Vegan hot chocolate bombs are encased in a chocolate shell and filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows.

You place it in the bottom of a mug and top it with hot milk (non-dairy).

The heated milk melts the shell, releasing the cocoa mixture and marshmallows inside. It’s a pretty enjoyable way to have hot chocolate!

When winter arrives, many people love a steaming cup ready fast.

There is something so comforting about curling up next to the fire, watching a festive film, and enjoying a cup!

These hot cocoa bombs are entirely vegan. This indulgent delicacy is completely vegan-friendly, from the delicious dark chocolate to the marshmallows!

Vegan chocolate bombs

Essentially, you use a silicone mold to make the spherical bombs.

Then you fill the shell with hot cocoa mix and whatever additional ingredients you have on hand, such as vegan mini marshmallows, sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips.

To "explode" the bombs, place them in a cup and top with warm non-dairy milk!

 It will taste just like delicious hot chocolate, but the best part will be watching the chocolate bomb "explode" with all the interior mix-ins!

Vegan Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe


  • Use high-quality vegan dark chocolate for this recipe. The best is at least 70% cocoa, and contains cocoa butter, which aids in melting, is also required.

  • Look for vegan cacao nibs that are organic. These are added to the bomb’s center for an additional chocolatey touch.

  • Vegan Marshmallows: Vegan marshmallows are readily available at most supermarket stores.

  • Cocoa Powder and Coconut Sugar: These are optional, but if you want a bit more chocolate and sweetness, add 1 tsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp. coconut sugar.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’ve landed at this website, you’re interested in learning how to make these tasty bombs. Well, here is how:

  • Step 1: Using the double boiler method, temper the chocolate.

  • Step 2: Brush the silicone molds with chocolate. If your chocolate is thick, you can skip the second coat. If you believe it is too thin, you can apply two coats, cooling between each coat in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3: Carefully remove the half-spheres from the molds. Even out the half circles on a warm pan to prevent ragged tops. Take care not to melt the entire spherical. This should take only a few seconds.

  • Step 4: Spoon 1 tablespoon cacao nibs into the interior of one-half of the spheres. Vegan marshmallows can be sprinkled on top. If you want a particularly chocolatey ball, you can add 1 tsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp coconut sugar.

  • Step 5: Warm the other half of the sphere until the edges are slightly melted and quickly set it on top of the other half. Gently press and return to the freezer for 5 minutes to set. If you’re not in a hurry, this can also be done in the refrigerator.

  • Step 6: Using the remaining melted chocolate, sprinkle it over the balls using a pastry bag. Allow setting. If desired, garnish with colored festive sprinkles at this point!

Step 7: Pour the ball in a mug when you’re ready.

Given the work involved in making these, you may want to prepare a larger batch and keep them for future use!

These "bombs" will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

However, you can refrigerate them; though this is not recommended since they will sweat and condense, resulting in less than optimal outcomes.

Tempering chocolate entails regulating the temperature as it is melted. These bombs take on a shiny and smooth appearance as a result.

However, skipping this step isn’t required if you’re just making them for yourself and are in a rush.

A snap can be heard while breaking apart pieces of well-tempered chocolate.

While stirring, you should slowly heat and cool it to get a proper temper.

For vegan dark chocolate, use the instructions below. If you’re adding milk, you’ll need to adjust the temperature slightly.

  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces.

  • In a double boiler, melt 2/3 of the chocolate. Ensure the bottom of the bowl does not come into contact with the hot water. Stir the chocolate while you insert the thermometer.

  • Bring the chocolate to a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • When the chocolate has melted, take it off the heat. Stir in the remaining 13 chocolate chips in small increments. Continue to stir. Allow it to cool to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Put it back on the heat source and turn it back on. Reheat to a temperature between 88 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit. The bowl should be removed from the heat when it reaches the proper temperature

  • Add to molds.

What makes this recipe so effective is that:

  • For the holidays, this is a wonderful gift!

  • Dairy products are not included in this recipe.

  • It makes a luscious cup!.

  • It’s simple and enjoyable to make!

The ideal molds for hot chocolate bombs

  • Silicone Molds: Silicone molds are the best. That is the method followed when creating this recipe. They are far more convenient to deal with, and the chocolate readily pops out without breaking. Additionally, silicone molds are slightly more affordable than acrylic molds. They are available in a range of sizes. They are a perfect size! If your balls are overly large, the chocolate will be overwhelming. Too small, and there will be an insufficient amount to achieve a luscious chocolate finish.

  • Acrylic Molds: Another option is to utilize acrylic molds. These are believed to give confections a shinier, glossier finish. But they require a little more effort! They are not as easily removed. Additionally, rather than painting the chocolate into the molds, you must pour it into them and then pour away the excess. It’s a somewhat disorganized process.

Recipe Notes

  • Before using silicone molds, properly clean and dry them. Any dust or moisture will impede the adhesion.

  • Additionally, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave. Heat in 10-15 second increments, stirring between each round, until completely melted.

  • Add some more flair to your bombs by melting some extra and spreading it on top before freezing.

  • If mini marshmallows are unavailable, use a package of regular Dandies Marshmallows and slice them into smaller pieces.

  • Wearing disposable gloves gently dusted with cocoa powder makes rolling easier.

How to Gift these, amazing, delicious "Bombs"

For the holidays, hot chocolate bombs are the perfect gift!

A stunning presentation that is both attractive and simple can be achieved in a variety of creative ways.

Everyone on your gift-giving list will be able to enjoy these!

With a ribbon and a print of instructions, you can package the bombs in cellophane bags and give them as gifts.

You can make them look just like the ones you buy at the shop by wrapping each one in colored foil.

It’s possible to buy a mug at a dollar store and put the instructions inside. You may even purchase see-through boxes from the store and gift 2-3 in them.

When tied with a ribbon, it’s ideal! Everybody likes a good hot chocolate, and they’re a great present for any occasion, even in the summer.

Some background:

As far back as the Olmec culture, the first known Mesoamerican civilization, chocolate has been consumed in Mexico and Central America. Growing and preparing it as a drink dates back to the ninth century.

The Mayans prepared this drink using cocoa powder, cornmeal, chili peppers, and other seasonings (source).

Due to the lack of sugar, it was exceptionally bitter. Spanish explorers first learned of the drink in the 16th century.

While in Spain, they started putting sugar in it. It was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.

The rest is, as they say, history!

Chocolate bombs, made popular by a recent TikTok trend, are ideal for gifting or entertaining due to their high WOW effect.

Delicious Variations

  • Dark Chocolate — In place of the milk in the original recipe, substitute dark chips and dark cocoa mix.

  • Pumpkin Spice – Is there anyone who does not like pumpkin spice? Before filling the bombs, add a sprinkle of pumpkin spice to the mix.

  • Cookie Crumbles – Adding cookie crumbles to the inside and, as a garnish, adds a delightful crunch.

  • Mocha — Add a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso for a surge of caffeine with a coffee flavor.

Bottom Line

If something is trending on social media, you know it must be cool, right?

Add a marshmallow-filled chocolate bomb to your next cup of hot cocoa to transform it into a wonderful sipping experience.

Not only are these bombs ideal for Christmas gifts, but they’re also fantastic for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and just about any other holiday.

Vegan hot chocolate bombs are not only lovely, but they taste amazing, too! There is no better way to enjoy a cup than with these delectable treats.


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